What do you use to play MP4 videos on Vista?

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  1. Close_Hauled

    Close_Hauled Registered Member

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    I have been using HandBrake to rip DVD movies on my new Mac. It works really well. I transfered one of the files to my Vista machine to see how the movie would play back. But Windows Media Player does not support MP4. I found lot of players that will view MP4s, but I have no idea which to choose. If you play back MP4 on XP or Vista, what do you use?
     
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    I have not tried but Im most certain my KMPlayer will play them fine.

    If you want to play them with WMP, look at this guide.
     
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    VLC Player will play them and most other formats on vista
     
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    Thanks. VLC is the one that I chose. It has a minimal install, which is one of the things I wanted. Plus it has some LAN features that I would not mind fiddling with. Maybe I can set a video server with it. We'll see...

    http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

    The quality of the video playback is very good.

    Still, I would not mind finding a plugin for Windows Media Player. I find it odd that Microsoft has chosen not to support it. This leaves the door open for people to switch to iTunes instead.

    I don't want to use iTunes in this example, just because I want to see if I can get WMP to play MP4 and H.264.
     
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    :cool: Windows Media Player with the mp4 Codec installed :cool: you'll find this in K-Lite Codecs Full or Mega Pack
     
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    mp4 isn't a codec. It's a container like avi or mkv that can contain numerous types of video and audio. You need a directshow splitter (Haali) and a codec. If you ripped to h.264 in Handbrake you need a h.264 codec like ffdshow or a commercial version like coreavc.
     
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